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Open Qualifier Entry Criteria

(This entry criteria applies to AJGA Qualifiers taking place prior to Open tournaments).


Application Process:

AJGA members should apply for an AJGA Qualifier during the application window which begins the Friday after the tournament application deadline at 3 pm ET and runs through Monday, Noon ET. The order applications are received has no effect on the qualifier field. However, players must apply within this window to be considered for the initial field. Players who apply after this point may be placed on an alternate list, after those who applied during the application window, in the order they are received. Space permitting, non-members may apply one week following the AJGA Qualifier application opening to AJGA members.


The Open Qualifier field and alternate list will be filled as follows:

Applicants will be ranked according to the number of playing opportunities (Tournament & Qualifier) they have been accepted to or played with the AJGA during the current season – lowest to highest (0, 1, 2, 3, 4....)

  • The first 50 percent of the Qualifier field will be filled with Rising Seniors (1 grads)
  • The next 50 percent of the Qualifier field will be filled with other grad years

Ties will be broken by:

  1. Graduation Year (this tiebreaker step applies to the alternate list only)
    1. 1
    2. All other grad years
  2. Location
    1. Players from the state of the AJGA Qualifier
    2. Players from a bordering state of the AJGA Qualifier
    3. All other locations
  3. Performance Based Entry Status (highest to lowest)
  4. Random draw